Éric Pasquier, Director with responsibility for Software, has been with the Group for over 20 years. He is also Vice-Chairman of Sopra Steria Group’s Board of Directors and Managing Director of Sopra GMT, the holding company for Sopra Steria Group and Axway Software.
After graduating from the EPITA IT engineering school, Éric Pasquier began his career in 1996 at the Altran group, where he managed IT projects on behalf of several key account customers.
He joined Sopra in 1999, where he began to broaden his experience in the operational management of major projects, notably in telecommunications, a fast-changing field at the start of the new millennium.
In 2004, Éric Pasquier was given responsibility for setting up the Group’s first nearshore industrial service centre in Spain and thus acquired experience in the coordination of multi-country operations, in this case involving Spain and France.
He was named CEO of Sopra’s Spanish subsidiary in 2008. Thanks to his managerial skills and guided by his long-term vision, this subsidiary was able to deliver strong growth and withstand the 2008/2009 financial crisis, despite having many banking clients, before returning to a good level of economic performance in the early 2010s.
Éric Pasquier returned to France in 2014 to serve as Deputy CEO of Sopra Banking Software and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2016. In this position, he guided many financial players in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through their digital transformation. He oversaw Sopra Banking Software’s corporate plan in both specialist financing and retail banking.
He is currently in charge of the Software division for the entire Group, coordinating the activities of Sopra Banking Software, Sopra HR Software and Sopra Steria Group's Real Estate line.In carrying out his various responsibilities, he draws on his wealth of experience in the field and his particular focus on human resources, qualities he has brought to his work as a member of Sopra Steria’s Board of Directors since 2014.